Rim Café, Saint-Michel, Paris, France

After a couple of beers at Frog XVI, I got the bus back to Saint-Michel and as I was walking back to my hotel I started to feel a bit hungry.

There’s a large Italian restaurant on the corner of Rue Saint-Séverin and Rue de la Harpe called Rim Café.

I didn’t think I was overly hungry, but it turns out I was.

I sat outside as the temperature had risen a little during the afternoon. This allowed me to indulge in a little people watching. Surprisingly, the streets weren’t that busy mid afternoon.

For my main dish I tried a Calzone containing mozzarella, ham and egg with tomato sauce. It was a combination of ingredients that I’d not encountered in calzone before… but they worked. The tomato sauce on the top made the top puff up like a football, weird but sort of artistic.

Along with the calzone I decided a wine would be a better choice so chose a half litre of the Chateau Escalette from the Cotes de Bourg AOC. This was a decent wine that went well with the calzone.

I originally wasn’t going to have desert, but when I saw profiteroles on the menu I just had to try them… and I’m glad I did as they were great.

As I was paying I was given a complimentary Limoncello to complete my meal.

Probably a little on the expensive side but you’ll get decent food and wine.